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BMC Demolishes Shatrughan Sinha's Mumbai Bungalow, Claims Illegal Construction

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| January 9 , 2018 , 18:43 IST

Bhartiya Janata Party's MP and acclaimed actor Shatrughan Sinha was attacked by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday when the authorities razed the extensions of his eight-storey residential bungalow 'Ramayan' in Juhu, alleging illegal constructions.

Due to incomplete demolition, the civic officials asked the actor-politician to shift his prayer room, which is illegally constructed, to shift before it is removed. Sinha will be booked for unauthorized constructions and the authorities will also recover the demolition costs from him.

The BJP minister has been residing in the redeveloped Juhu bungalow since 2012 where the civic officials claim, he has constructed an illegal toilet on the terrace, two more toilets and a small pantry in the refuge area, an office and a prayer room in the stilt area.

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While the actor called the illegally constructed extensions "minor alterations", reports suggested that Sinha didn't protest against the demolition and rather helped the authorities when they were doing their job.

Sinha was served a notice under the Maharashtra Region & Town Planning Act (MRTP) for the illegal constructions on December 6 which was ignored. However, the politician claimed that he was awaiting the permission for additional construction rights from authorities.

BMC served him a final notice on Saturday pertaining to the complaints of excess floor space usage during Sinha's residence's redevelopment five years ago. Many Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan and Kapil Sharma have earlier faced the similar situations.